Here at P.R.I.M.E. Health Centers, our doctors understand that trucking is the lifeline of our nation's economy. In fact, it is so important the Department of Transportation (DOT) requires all drivers holding CDL licenses to have DOT physicals periodically and to successfully complete all requirements needed to be issued a medical card. License holders must pass his or her DOT physical in order to keep their DOT health card up-to-date to maintain a current CDL. With this in mind, we look forward to helping you update your credential to keep you out on the road making money for yourself and your family. 

Helping people is what we do and we are interested in keeping you healthy and on the road. During DOT physicals, our examiners assess a driver's physical and mental health to ensure there are no medical conditions that might interfere with his or her ability to operate a commercial vehicle safely. The doctor will also perform a series of tests to check blood pressure, vision, hearing, digestive, and overall cognitive health. Visit a P.R.I.M.E. Health Center today to update your CDL medical card.

What to bring to DOT Physicals:

During your visit, we will perform a complete evaluation of your current physical condition. Typically, during DOT physicals, your physician will ask numerous questions and some may require further documentation. To help with the process, we ask you to bring any of items listed below that applies to you:

  • Your eyeglasses, contacts, or hearing aids if you use them
  • A list of medications, doses, and doctors who were seen
  • Results of last your diabetes lab test and a log of your blood sugar levels if you are diabetic
  • CPAP readings if you have sleep Apnea
  • if you have a heart condition we would like to see the results from the ECHO cardiogram and stress test.
  • If you are taking medications that cause drowsiness or a blood thinners bring a letter of clearance from your doctor.

During your visit we will:

  • Give you a physical exam
  • Urine analysis
  • Hearing and vision test
  • Check your blood presure

Drivers should also be prepared to discuss any applicable health history including past or recent illnesses or other information that might impact their DOT physicals. 

DOT Medical Cards for CDL

Federal laws and DOT regulations state that all “covered employees” such as CDL drivers must possess a valid medical cards demonstrating that they have successfully passed DOT Physicals and complied with all other requirements of DOT regulations to be eligible to drive. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires that all drivers holding a CDL License must successfully pass DOT physicals to be issued a current CDL Medical Card. The Medical Card is valid for twenty-four months but must be renewed every two years.

Don't forget to bring a complete list of medications and any medical clearances with you in order to complete the DOT examination. We look forward to seeing you and helping you stay on the road. Call today to make an appointment.